Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi. (X)
Pakistani media baron Naqbi, 45, was unanimously elected as the 37th regular chairman of the PCB at a special meeting of the NCA Board of Governors in Lahore.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday unanimously elected veteran administrator Syed Mohsin Raza Naqvi as its president for a three-year term.
The election was held at a special meeting of the Board of Governors (BoG) at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
“I am very honored and humbled to be unanimously elected as the president of the Pakistan Cricket Board,” Naqvi was quoted as saying on the PCB’s website.
“I am grateful for the trust shown. I am fully committed to uplifting the standard of the game in the country and bringing professionalism to the administration of cricket in Pakistan.”
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Pakistani media baron, Naqbi, 45, is the 37th regular chairman of the PCB.
He is currently serving as the interim Chief Minister of the state of Punjab.
Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja was their last full-time president before being sacked in December 2022, a year into his tenure, due to “political interference”.
Najam Sethi and Zaka Ashraf then took over as interim chiefs, the latter stepping down in January this year.
Naqbi has a tough job ahead of him as Pakistan’s senior team is at its lowest ebb since the ODI World Cup failure in India last year.
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After failing to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament, Babar Azam stepped down as Pakistan’s captain. Shan Masood was later appointed as their Test skipper, while pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi took over the role in the white-ball formats.
But their fortunes have yet to see a progressive curve as Pakistan went 0-3 in the Test series in Australia and lost to New Zealand 1-4 in the T20I series.
(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from the Associated Press Agency – PTI)